September is Realtor Safety Month!

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When it comes to personal safety, you can never be too careful – especially for a Realtor holding an open house in someone else’s home.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department recently released an excellent checklist called “Rules for Realtor Safety” – included.  It highlight’s points such as: knowing your location, utilizing a buddy-system, checking in, showing up prepared, making sure you have good cell reception, and many other important points!

With the rise of prescription drug related theft occurring at open houses across places like Greater San Diego County, it’s more important than ever to know your clients and those visiting the home.  A few important points from Deputy Olivia Bozek at a recent Upland Real Estate Professionals meeting noted that 80% of attacks happen on Thursday, June and July are the most active months, and female victims are about 75%.  Since September is Realtor Safety Month, we want to empower our agents!

Among other suggestions are dressing for safety, not wearing expensive jewelry, dressing for the weather, and wear shoes that you can run in.  Keeping the GPS ‘on’ on your cellphone, and making sure that your phone is charged are also great things to remember.  The Deputy suggests not parking in the driveway, because someone might be able to block you in.  It’s important to meet the neighbors, open windows, turn on lights, and generally pay attention!

For more information on realtor safety, please contact Rhonda Keliipio of Team Title Guy at909-912-5029.  We are more than happy to share this valuable information with our clients, friends and family and to promote Realtor Safety Month!

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